Skip-the-line: St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace Tour

2 Hrs 15 Mins
From Monday to Saturday at 10:45am


Don’t miss the opportunity to visit two of the most prestigious buildings in Venice, overlooking St Mark’s Square. You will visit Palazzo dei Dogi and its precious interiors, and St Mark’s Basilica, which has for centuries guarded the precious relics of St. Mark.

This fascinating tour will also give you the opportunity to visit the famous Bridge of Sighs, and a complete and detailed excursion between the beautiful artwork of the many artists, the Opera Museum, the Giants’ Staircase and the Golden Staircase, the Institutional rooms, the Doge’s apartment and other incredible treasures.

During the visit of St Mark’s Basilica we will explain the scenes and special features of the mosaics and visit the Museum (whose entrance ticket is included in our guided tour) housed on the first floor of the church. There, you will also enjoy the special access to the outdoor terrace.


Discover the two most important places in the history of the Republic of Venice: Doge’s Palace, the center of the temporal power, and St. Mark’s Basilica, the symbol of spiritual power and religion.

  • St Mark’s Basilica
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Entrance ticket to St. Mark’s Museum and outdoor terrace

Important Information

  • Access to St Mark’s Basilica ground floor NOT INCLUDED
  • Dress code: shoulders and knees have to be covered to enter inside the churches.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with rubber soles.
  • Walking tour.
  • Food & Drinks are not permitted.


Access to the Basilica is only permitted to visitors with suitable attire (no shorts or vest or tops) and backpacks are not allowed for safety reasons. The Procuratoria di San Marco reserves the right to prohibit visits and access to the basilica at any time and without notice for reasons of force majeure (e.g. high water) and/or safety reasons. In cases of extra liturgical ceremonies, exceptional high tides or other special occasions, access to St Mark’s Basilica may not be permitted and therefore the tour will not take place.

Legally licensed English speaking Tour Guide

No queues: skip-the-line and access guaranteed Doge's Palace and St. Mark Basilica Tickets

Smaller group: interact with your own Guide

What to do in Venice: suggestions and tips for your stay in the city

Electronic voucher accepted

Book Now!


Meeting Point

TURIVE kiosk, located on Calle larga de l’Ascension, near the St. Mark’s Post Office, behind Correr Museum


Leave your review

3 + 2 =


By clicking subscribe you agree to receive marketing communications in accordance with the terms of our site.